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Noddy vs. Tern

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Noddynoun

A stupid or silly person.

Ternnoun

Any of various seabirds of the subfamily Sternidae (of the family Laridae) that are similar to gulls but are smaller and have a forked tail.

Noddynoun

Any of several stout-bodied, gregarious terns of the genera Anous and Procelsterna, found in tropical seas.

Ternnoun

A thing with three components; a set of three things.

Noddynoun

(dated) A small two-wheeled vehicle drawn by a single horse.

Ternnoun

A lottery prize resulting from the favourable combination of three numbers in the draw.

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Noddynoun

An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.

Ternadjective

Consisting of three components; ternate, threefold, triple.

‘tern flowers; tern leaves’; ‘a tern schooner, one with three masts’;

Noddynoun

An old card game.

Ternnoun

Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various allied genera.

Noddynoun

(television) A cutaway scene of a television interviewer nodding, used to cover an editing gap in an interview.

‘Noddies are often filmed after the interview in question has finished.’;

Ternnoun

That which consists of, or pertains to, three things or numbers together; especially, a prize in a lottery resulting from the favorable combination of three numbers in the drawing; also, the three numbers themselves.

‘She'd win a tern in Thursday's lottery.’;

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Noddynoun

A simpleton; a fool.

Ternadjective

Threefold; triple; consisting of three; ternate.

Noddynoun

Any tern of the genus Anous, as Anous stolidus.

Ternnoun

small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail

Noddynoun

An old game at cards.

Tern

Terns are seabirds in the family Laridae that have a worldwide distribution and are normally found near the sea, rivers, or wetlands. Terns are treated as a subgroup of the family Laridae which includes gulls and skimmers and consists of eleven genera.

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Noddynoun

A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.

Noddynoun

An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; - used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.

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